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théâtre national de nice

Saison 2018-19

théâtre national de nice

bouvard et pécuchet


with Jérôme Deschamps, Lucas Hérault, Micha Lescot, Pauline Tricot costumes Macha Makeïeff assistant Claudine Crauland lighting Bertrand Couderc set design Félix Deschamps props Sylvie Châtillon wigs Cécile Kretschmar set design concept Clémence Bezat Set construction Atelier Jipanco assistant director Arthur Deschamps executive production Cie Jérôme Deschamps co-production Specta Films C.E.P.E.C., La Coursive - SN de La Rochelle, Théâtre de Caen with support from the Ministère de la Culture.

The creator of the cult TV series Les Deschiens adapts Flaubert’s literary masterpiece, reinventing a pair of touching and burlesque idiot savants. Nothing can quench the duo’s bulimic hunger for knowledge, their insatiable curiosity being rivalled only by their clumsiness. Science, literature, politics, love, philosophy, religion, education: these goofy heroes analyse them all with foolishness and self-absorption.
The director himself plays a quite rotund Pécuchet, whilst Micha Lescot interprets a pedantic and obstinate Bouvard. Sometimes, to our delight, Les Deschiens come through in the two actors. Ferocious, slightly crazy and filled with gags, this hilarious comedy is not to be missed.

Jérôme Deschamps humorously recounts the adventures of two of Gustav Flaubert’s heroes, in this endearing and biting adaptation.

« The master of comedy revisits Flaubert’s famous and unfinished novel with a smorgasbord of off-the-wall actors. When gullibility becomes touching, memories from the Deschiens immediately flood through. »
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Main Auditorium running time 1h30 from 12 years +
  • november
  • wed 28 8pm
  • thu 29 8pm
bouvard et pécuchet
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